Accession Number : ADA192617

Title :   Fighter Pilot Retention and the Squadron Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Dishart, Urban E , III

PDF Url : ADA192617

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The USAF is currently experiencing a serious pilot retention problem that is not merely a short-term cyclical phenomenon. Retention numbers are low and forecast to remain that way into the next decade. This study will discuss fighter pilot retention in the Tactical Air Forces (TAF) and suggest a perspective from the squadron level. This study will review the history of pilot retention, describe the causes of the attrition, discuss programs that respond to those causes, and show the unit level perspective. The study concludes that fighter pilots are leaving the Air Force for reasons that go beyond the financial draw of the airlines and that the solution to the problem is in the fighter squadron itself.

Descriptors :   *ATTRITION, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, *PILOTS, *SQUAD LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, FORECASTING, HISTORY, NUMBERS, RETENTION(GENERAL), SQUADRONS, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE